Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Update on Baby E

We had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday and got to see baby E!  And in case you are wondering, we did not find out the gender but we will  know in October :)  For the most part, everything looks great.  Baby E is measuring slightly ahead and is extremely active - you don't have to tell me that but the technicians are always amazed at how much our babies move.  We were told some news that could be concerning or could not be - the things parents don't really want to hear.  They found Choroid plexus cysts on the baby's brain.  Okay, before you freak out let me tell you what that is because I was pretty much freaking out.  As google tells me

The choroid plexuses are structures in the ventricles (spaces) of the brain that produce the cerebrospinal fluid. Each plexus is made up of a network of capillary blood vessels covered by transporting epithelial cells.
Occasionally fluid becomes trapped and forms pockets in the choroid plexus. These pockets of fluid are called  choroid plexus cysts (CPC). Choroid plexus cysts are seen during 1% to 3% of all mid-trimester prenatal ultrasound examinations. The cysts may be seen in one or both sides of the brain, and generally have no
effect on fetal development. However, choroid plexus cysts do have a weak association with fetal chromosome abnormalities.

So there you go.  About 1% of ultrasounds show these and then my doctor tells me that about 98% of these cases will resolve themselves without any issues whatsoever.  We have an ultrasound in another month to see what is happening.  I am looking forward to seeing the baby again!  If you would join me in prayer for our little one I would appreciate it. 
Sneak peak of Baby E

Happy Birthday C!

C turned 4 on Sunday and we had a football party for him.  It was super fun - thanks to everyone who was able to make it and celebrate him and for all the gifts and well wishes from those that couldn't!

David made an awesome football cake!  C asked his Dad if he was going to be able to throw his cake across the room!!  Uh, not this time bud.

C about to blow out his candles.

Ike going after the football pinata.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Little Debbie Cloud Cake House Party

I had so much fun getting together with friends and hosting a Little Debbie House Party.  We even made a commercial!  We had tons of great ideas but without the proper equipment and time we ended up just making one.  I don't know about the other ladies but that was fun for me!

The table

A close up of the cloud cakes!

And of course, a few shots of us enjoying them :)

My first cloud cake!  I was so proud of myself.  I did not touch them until the party.  This was slightly hard for a pregnant woman.

 David and his first bite.

 Wendy and her cloud cake.  Also one of the stars of the commercial - look out Little Debbie - here she comes!

 And Maura - the inspiration behind the commercial and a star herself :)